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Changes to First-Team backroom staff

Two new members join the Club's backroom team...

9 March 2018

Matt Willmott, Head Fitness and Conditioning Coach

MK Dons can confirm changes to the First-Team organisational structure, including two new additions.

The Sports Medicine and Sports Science Departments have been combined to create a new single department – Sports Science and Medicine.

Simon Crampton will lead this new department as Head of Sports Science and Medicine. Reporting to Simon will be Adam Ross, Tom Bromley and Matt Willmott, who returns to Stadium MK from Premier League Leicester City.

Ross, who has been with the Dons since 2008 and is an integral part of the department, continues in his current role as Senior Sports Therapist.

Willmott, meanwhile, re-joins the Club as Head Fitness and Conditioning Coach. Willmott originally spent his placement year at Stadium MK during the 2012/13 season. He then went on to work in the Academy for three years, becoming the Club’s first Academy Sports Scientist, before joining Leicester City’s Sports Science department, where he worked with the Under-23s.

Bromley has been with the Dons since 2012 and is the Club’s new Lead Strength and Power Coach.

The Club are also pleased to welcome Liam Sweeting to Stadium MK as the new Head of Recruitment and Performance Analysis. Sweeting joins from Crystal Palace where he was Head of Performance Analysis at Crystal Palace from 2013 and Head of Recruitment Analysis from 2016. During his time at Selhurst Park, he enjoyed a promotion to the Premier League and worked with a number of experienced managers at the highest level.

Reporting to Liam will be First-Team Performance Analyst Jonathan Kaye, who joined the Club in 2017.

On the two new additions, Manager Dan Micciche said: “Given the current situation, we need to ensure that we give our players the best support possible.

“We’re delighted to have both Matt and Liam on board – two people we wanted to bring to the Football Club and both of whom have worked at the highest level.

“They will play a crucial role in enhancing our work and delivering the high standard we expect at this Football Club.”

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